Saturday, May 29, 2010

first beach trip and antiques on holiday

   On June 8th Kenon and I will have been married for 8 years. We got engaged in Destin Florida so we thought it would be fitting to take Wren there for his first big trip away from home. So at two months old we packed him up in the car and headed to the beach. He did so well in the car and was not even phased to sleep in a foreign place.
 This trip was also to help me restart my creative juices. So where else to jump start creativity but to go antiquing off the beaten path. I have a radar for finding thrift stores, antique malls, and Goodwills when on vacation. My mom just said to me "how do you find these places" and I responded "I just do". Plus google on my blackberry is fantastic!!!
     So, I hit a couple of local antique malls but one stood out among all of them and that was Antiques on Holiday (105 N. Holiday Rd. Miramar Beach, Fl) This place was amazing!! Every booth space was a vignette of beauty. I walked thru these black french doors and I was immediately surrounded by vintage clothing, scarves, shoes,  jewelry and hats. I just wanted to spin and giggle with delight like a little girl getting ready to play dress up. One room after the next just blew my mind. I got just a couple of pictures with my blackberry but they certainly don't do the place justice. You will just have to check this place out for yourselves.
     In the end of our short but well needed trip to the beach my most favorite part was laying Wren on his favorite blanket and putting his little toesies in the sand.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A boost and a wish of Luck

My very talented friend Jessica with Peachtree Photography  recently had the opportunity to submit images to a magazine cover!! So excited for her. She was kind enough to ask me to design a necklace for the shoot and I was more than happy to do so. I so needed this challenge after having my son. It was a great motivator to get back into the swing of things. I so miss being creative right now. But, like my mom says I am technically still on maternity leave:) With that said, I still am jonesing to get back to creating the new joyajewelry line and posting new pieces on etsy . So thanks Jessica for giving me a boost and good luck!!!